Film Friday ~ Bits and pieces at the end of 2022

Sophie and I visited the the Spanish Gallery in Bishop Auckland and I took a couple of pictures in the town before we got to the gallery.

The Hut

The Hut is just outside the Bishop Auckland carpark, and does the usual Northern fare, chip butties, bacon butties, sausage butties, teas and coffees etc, but I’ve been there a few times and never seen it open.

Walking from the car park to the gallery…

Fore Bondgate

The area known as Bondgate dates to the very beginnings of Bishop Auckland.  It is named after the ‘bondsmen’ – labourers, bound by contract, who served the bishop.  Shortly after Auckland Castle was established, a small settlement grew to the west of the bishop’s residence and Deer Park.  By 1183, the Boldon Book reported that 22 villagers lived here, including a cobbler, a miller and a smith.For centuries, Fore Bondgate was Bishop Auckland’s main shopping area, home to an eclectic mix of shops and public houses.  Although, today, shops are more widely spread across the town, Fore Bondgate remains home to numerous independent businesses that keep the tradition of the area alive. (ish).

These two shops are not alive.

the birds in this shop are also not alive.
Town Hall and St.Annes Church

A random tree, no idea where I took this.

Tree

Sunshine after the rain made my net curtains look like they were sequinned.

Well I thought so!

I am surprisingly keeping this cyclamen alive.

Pinky.

Finally, let’s end with a cliché..

Wardley Sunset

all pictures embiggenable with a click.

📷 🎞️ 😊

33 thoughts on “Film Friday ~ Bits and pieces at the end of 2022

        1. I should have said, that all though they are mostly interchangeable, you would never have a chip sandwich, it has to be a chip butty. Even though they would be exactly the same thing, chip butties are a thing of delicious decadence, only to be savoured on rare occasions as more than 1 a month would kill you with carbohydrate overload!

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  1. I really enjoyed this meander . . . and like others wondered what the heck a buttie was! I know what a butte is, but a buttie or a buddy or a whattie??

    I really like your cyclamen pic – really delicate. And, they go dormant, so don’t throw it out if you think you killed it. I think.

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